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Throughout history, there has been no more lavish and opulent royal residence than the Palace of Versailles. Extravagant and lush, this 17th century French palace is still known as the very peak of grandeur in all of Europe. Our new winter print takes it's name from the resident and creator of this rich and luxurious palace, Louis XIV of France -"The Sun King". From the ornate gold foliage scrolling throughout to the beautiful placement of royal blue and shades of purple roses, pansies and hyacinths - with the occasional golden yellow buttercup and daffodil tucked in - this floral masterpiece is gorgeous. Add to that the small golden canaries standing guard just like you would imagine in a 17th century French court and this print emanates French Royalty. It is stunning. Staying true to the magnificence of this gorgeous print, our good friend Liz of Liz Sews made this Sun King Bra up for us using Simplicity's 8229 Bra Pattern.
The Sun King print featured on the bra is luxurious, with a 4-way stretch and perfect recovery. Bamboo jersey is a great fabric for lingerie -- antibacterial, breathable, soft, light, airy and altogether yummy. Because the print is a 4-way stretch knit you can cover the band of your bra with the print for an all-over look. This kit is only offered in the Larger size so that you will be sure to have enough Sun King fabric for whatever you choose to create.
The kit will come with your choice of Frost or Midnight materials underneath. You may choose either Frost or Midnight for your band materials and the channeling for under the cups. If you use Frost, the colors will appear more true. If you choose to go with Midnight it will blend well with the print for a more cohesive look but the colors will be softened. You will also get Frost or Midnight twill tape. If you order self straps you will receive a small piece of white strap elastic to add a bit of flexibility to the strap. If you want an elastic strap it will match your accent color. The hook and eye unit will also be dyed to your accent color. Some gals like to use Spacer Foam under the cups to add a bit more body to the cup, and you can order a kit cut of spacer in Frost or Midnight for this purpose. If your preference is a bralette, we are also offering Sun King in a Sun King Bamboo Jersey Bralette Kit. For a matching set, see our Sun King Bra and Panty Kit. We are also offering a separate Sun King Panty Kit.
A Bra Kit contains:
- A Half yard of Sun King Bamboo jersey fabric
- 18" x 29" or half yard of Sheer Cup Lining in Frost or Midnight
- 28" x 14" of powernet (specify regular or firm weight) in Frost or Midnight.
- 1 1/2 yards of 3/8" band elastic in your Accent Color
- 1 1/4 yards of 5/8" band elastic in your Accent Color
- 1 yard of plush channeling in Frost or Midnight
- 18" of Twill tape for seam stabilization
- A hook and eye unit (please specify 2, 3 or 4 hooks) in your accent color
- A pair of underwires
- Strap elastic
- 6" plus interfacing for self straps
- A yard and a half plus rings and slides for elastic straps in accent color.
Remember to cut your fashion jersey a bit smaller than your more stable fabric. Cut as small as 1/16" for tiny spans and up to 1/4" for larger spans. Saturate your bamboo with starch and let it dry flat, then sew it without needing to wrestle with the softness of the fabric.